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The beautiful sound of that Corvette Stingray engine humming down the highway could well be the theme song for the Tonawanda Engine Plant, where the seventh-generation Corvette’s powerplant is being manufactured.

Life hasn’t always been so rosy for the New York plant, which suffered through the auto industry downturn during the recent recession but has roared back to life with a vengeance thanks to the success of the new Stingray.

The First 2015 Corvette Z06s Are Now being Shipped to Customers

It appears that Chevrolet is happy with the start of production of the C7 Corvette Z06 – so much so that that customer cars have started to ship to customers from the assembly plant in Bowling Green.

When the Stingray was launched last year, Chevrolet delayed the shipping as the automaker pursued an aggressive quality assessment regiment to insure everything was just right and some customer cars were held well over a month. Now, just three weeks after the start of production, the all-new Corvette Z06s are on their way to dealers and the Corvette Museum for customer delivery.

The First Retail 2015 Corvette Z06 Has been Built and Other Corvette Production News

This week marks a special milestone for the 2015 Corvette Z06. The Corvette Assembly Plant just completed its first retail production of the new 650 horsepower Z06, a Black coupe that will go to Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.

Earlier this year, Hendrick paid one million dollars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach to own the first retail VIN of the Corvette Z06 with the proceeds of that sale going to charity.

[DVR ALERT] Corvette Stingray To Be Featured On Discovery Channel Tonight at 10pm ET

Just got this alert in from our friends at the National Corvette Museum:

Bowling Green’s iconic sports car will be highlighted on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made: Dream Cars” show tonight. A crew filmed for four days at the Corvette Plant, and one day at the Museum recently to create the program. The 30 minute show on the Corvette will air for the first time this evening, October 2, at 10 pm EST. A replay will be available on Friday morning at 11:00 am ET as well.


OFFICIAL: GM Production of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Totals 37,288

Earlier this month we ballparked 2014 Corvette Stingray production at just over 36,500 units which takes into account the 35,523 known VINs plus an additional 1,050 for the Premiere Editions.

But we were too low in our estimate.

GM officially revealed at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show that 37,288 Corvettes were built during the 2014 model year.

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A Group of Aspiring Engineers Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Who knows? Perhaps one of the college students who recently took part in a unique learning experience at the Corvette Assembly Plant will come back one day and help General Motors design its C8 or C9 Corvette.

The aspiring engineers – members of the National Society of Black Engineers – belong to three chapters of NSBE at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh.